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Boom Filly To Miss Guineas

Thursday, 19th October 2017

Unbeaten filly The Precious One (Darci Brahma-The Jewel, by O'Reilly) has been ruled out of next month's Gr1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas at Riccarton, reports NZ Racing Desk. Injury means the Claire Anderton-trained 3YO will be denied the opportunity of emulating her mother, The Jewel, who won the Classic in 2002. "She was going there before she got a stone bruise and missed some work," Anderton said. "She's got a slight joint issue and we're not prepared to take any risks with her so we've pulled her out of the Guineas." Anderton said The Precious One would be given the necessary time to recover and connections would then consider their black-type options later in the season. "The Guineas was our goal and it's absolutely gutting, but that's racing and we don't want to aggravate anything," she said. "We'll look after her. It's just immaturity more than anything and her best interests are the most important thing. We'll give her the time she needs."

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